COACHES
Coach Rock Rosa

Rock Rosa brought his basketball experience and administrative skills two years ago.  He has been a pillar in the Harlem community for 30+ years, coaching many young men and women who have gone on to play collegiately and professionally. Coach Rock also served as the head coach at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School for five years.  During that time, he was named NYSPHS & Ivy League Coach of the Year, leading the girls program to their 1st Ivy League title.

 

 

 

Coach Marquee Poole

Coach Poole, a Harlem native, played scholastically at CHSAA powerhouse All Hallows High School in the Bronx, New York and then earned his bachelor’s degree in 2002 from St. Bonaventure University where he was a four-year letter winner for the Bonnies Men’s Basketball team.  Marquee is entering his seventh season at Hostos Community College as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Coach Poole has not only proved himself a winner on the court the last six season, but, more importantly, he has mentored countless student athletes. He has helped place more than thirty-five student athletes in four-year schools on athletic scholarships to Division 1 & 2 institutions.

Prior to joining the Castle team, Coach Poole served as the Girl’s Program Director at New Heights NYC, working alongside Castle Program Director Rock Rosa and Castle Girls’ Middle School Coordinator Anwar Gladden.

 

Coach Ashley Ruballo-Kline

Ashley Ruballo-Kline played for a Division 1 program and has coached over every level. Coach Ash has over 12 years of coaching experience at every level. Coach Ash focuses on embracing the process of growth, which entails the need to focus on how to get better every day in order to succeed later.

 

 

 

 

Schedule

March 19-June 1, 2022: Rose Classic Tournament, New York, New York
April 9-10, 2022: Gym Rat Live, Albany, New York
April 23-24, 2022: Apache Memorial Showcase, Indian Trail, North Carolina
May 21-22, 2022: Adidas 3SSB, Spartanburg, South Carolina
June 11-12, 2022: Gym Rat Challenge, Albany, New York
June 18-19, 2022: Select Events, Prime Event East, Manheim Pennsylvania
June 25-26, 2022: Rumble in the Bronx, New York, New York
July 5-8, 2022: Insider Exposure Hoosier Heat, Indianapolis, Indiana
July 9-12, 2022: Adidas 3SSB, Rock Hill, South Carolina
July 21-23, 2022: Adidas 3SSB, Orange County, California
July 23-26, 2022: End of Trails, Orange County, California